Provincial

Analysis: Ontario’s Speech from the Throne

Analysis: Ontario’s Speech from the Throne

The Ford government delivered the Speech from the Throne, which officially opened the second session of the 42nd Parliament. As always, the Speech from the Throne is an opportunity for the government to lay out its unfiltered vision for the upcoming Parliament. For Premier Ford and his… Continue Reading Analysis: Ontario’s Speech from the Throne

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Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

The Ontario Recovery Series was conceptualized to answer the question: what comes next? Since beginning the series in July 2021, Canada’s vaccination rate has overtaken the US and is a world leader. Ontario alone has 81.5% of the 12+ population vaccinated and nearly 73.5% fully vaccinated. Even… Continue Reading Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

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Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

Yukon voters delivered a message to the Yukon Liberal Party last night: pandemic crisis management alone is not quite enough to take the territory into the future. In a see-saw election night that at various points had the Liberals risking a third-place finish, Premier Sandy Silver and… Continue Reading Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

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Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

Analysis provided by Mercure Conseil The Budget unveiled by Quebec’s Minister of Finance, titled A Resilient and Confident Quebec, marks the halfway point of the Coalition avenir Québec’s (CAQ) majority government. The first two years of a majority mandate are typically used to implement a government’s flagship… Continue Reading Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

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Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the Government of Canada’s system of carbon pricing, often referred to as “the carbon tax.” The Court ruled in favour of the Government of Canada, calling the carbon tax constitutional.… Continue Reading Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

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2021 Ontario Budget: Pandemic Management & Economic Recovery

2021 Ontario Budget: Pandemic Management & Economic Recovery

As expected, Ontario’s 2021 Budget attempts to straddle the line between pandemic management and pandemic recovery. Investments in contact tracing, vaccination rollouts, and hospital capacity help to ensure the health care system can continue to handle the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. This spending lays the groundwork… Continue Reading 2021 Ontario Budget: Pandemic Management & Economic Recovery

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Yukon Premier goes to the polls, capitalizing on successful vaccination campaign

Yukon Premier goes to the polls, capitalizing on successful vaccination campaign

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver dissolved the Yukon Legislative Assembly today and sent Yukoners to the polls early, with eight months left in his five-year term. Yukoners will vote Monday, April 12. Silver, Canada’s second-longest-serving premier, was widely expected to call an early election. Thanks to an aggressive… Continue Reading Yukon Premier goes to the polls, capitalizing on successful vaccination campaign

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Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

As the spring season approaches, so too does budget season, with new budgets at the provincial and federal levels about to sprout forth even as snow still covers the ground. This year, Alberta is the first provincial jurisdiction to table a budget, one that is heavily influenced… Continue Reading Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

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